WHAT IS THE MIDER CUP?
The Mider Cup is an annual MFA team event between the four MFA zones. The event started in 1994 by Chuck Kennedy when the MFA had four zones that all fanned out from the Twin Cities - NE, NW, SE, and SW. The current zone boundaries were made in 2000. The current four zones are: East Metro, West Metro, North, and South.
The Mider Cup moved to a Match Play (18 team members/8 divisions) in 2007 with the help James (JDL) Ludlow's leadership as the MFA Mider Cup Chairperson. JDL attended the December, 2006 MFA Executive Board meeting with the proposal to format the Mider Cup to, 1) make it more of a team event by making sure all team members were equal in their potential contribution to the team, and 2) make the scoring system simple and transparent to all players. The previous scoring system was extremely complex and took Mider Cup TDs a long time to tabulate the results after the competition ended.
Brad Junnila was also instrumental with the design of the Mider Cup format and has played a intregal role in all Mider Cups since 2007. Brad is the current Mider Cup Chairperson.
WHAT ARE THE ZONE BOUNDARIES? Roughly, the East Metro and West Metro consists of the seven county metro area are divided by 35W. North and South are in greater Minnesota and are divided by Hwy 7. Click here for an image of the current MFA Zone Boundaries.
WHO CAN QUALIFY FOR THE MIDER CUP?
Participants must be either a current MFA member or current member of an affiliate club located in their zone. Click here for more information regarding MFA Affiliate Clubs. Memberships will be taken the day of the event. That requirement aside, each Zone Coordinator will then be responsible for establishing the player selection process for their Zone.
WHEN IS THE MIDER CUP?
The 2013 Mider Cup is Sunday, October 13th, 2013 (10:00am start)
WHERE WILL THE MIDER CUP BE HELD IN 2013?
West Metro Zone Coordinator Brian Kohout will make that decision, since the West Zone is the defending Champion.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE AND WHAT ARE THE PAYOUTS?
The entry is $20 for all team players. The team cash payouts goes to the Zone Coordinator. The Zone Coordinators splits that cash payout equally among all of the team members. The 1st place team will receive 75% of the purse and 2nd place will receive the reamaining 25%.
WHO ARE THE PAST WINNERS OF THE MIDER CUP?
1994 SE - N. Valley
1995 NW - Kaposia
1996 NW - Riverside
1997 NW - Calvary Park
1998 NW - Riverside
1999 NW - Todd Park
2000 N - Calvary Hill/Riverside
2001 N - Millstream
2002 N - Todd Park
2003 N - Becker Rowers
2004 N - Clearwater Sportsman Hill
2005 E - Hyland Hills Lions
2006 N - Kaposia
2007 W - Sucker River, Duluth
2008 E - Bryant Lake, Eden Prairie
2009 E - Lakewood Hills, White Bear Lake
2010 E - C.P. Adams, Hastings
2011 N - Blue Ribbon Pines
2012 W - Hidden Lake, St. Agusta
2013 W - Oak Island, Albert Lea
WHO ARE THE 2013 MIDER CUP COMMITTEE MEMBERS?
Mider Cup Committee Chairperson: Brian Kohout
East Metro Zone Coordinator: Scott Ryther
West Metro Zone Coordinator: Brian Kohout
North Zone Coordinator: Mike Henry
South Zone Coordinator: Brian Gustafson
WHAT ARE THE RULES AND PROCEDURES?
The rules and procedures are subject to change via the Mider Cup Committee. Contact Mider Cup Chairperson Brian Kohout to make any suggestions.